Many people around the UK are beginning to think twice about smoking cigarettes. This is especially true for older smokers in their 30's and 40's who have started to worry about the health implications and how much cigarettes cost.
If you have started to think about giving cigarettes the elbow, you might feel a little anxious or nervous about it. Luckily, there are are some simple ways you can make it all a bit easier on yourself.
Make a firm commitment and stick to it
Without willpower and the real desire to quit smoking, it is likely you will fail. No matter how good the smoking aids are they are there to make quitting easier, they can't force you not to smoke.
Older smokers or those who have been smoking for years will know this to be particularly true. It is key to make the decision to give up cigarettes because you want too and not because you feel you should. If you aren't sure if you want to give up all what will happen is you will be a but a grumpy for a few days, before you give in and buy a new pack of cigarettes.
Once you are ready to start, make sure to fully commit to the process. That means getting rid of all your smoking and tobacco products. Throw away your lighters, you rolling paper and make sure you don't have any tobacco or cigarettes hidden away in the car or at the back of the drawer. Even fully committed it can take just one slip up in the first few weeks to send you spiralling.
Get support from family and friends
A major aspect which can help a lot when giving up cigarettes is having additional support.
Just telling your family and friends can do this, it will really help you to stay on track and complete the whole process. For most smokers their friends and family have been asking them to quit for years, and they will be happy to help.
This support can be most useful when you have momentary slips or when your normal routine calls for a cigarette. A good example is when you are in the pub, as most of us are so used to slipping away outside for a cigarette or two that breaking the habit can be extremely tough. Just a gentle reminder from friends can be the difference between staying smoke free all night, or going to the local corner shop and smoking half the packet.
Consider using e-cigarettes
An E-cig starter kit can be a great aid in helping you to give up cigarettes. As they include nicotine they can stop the cravings, but unlike nicotine patches or gum E-Cigarette also feel and taste like a cigarette. And as E-cigarettes only have four ingredients they are considered by Public Health England to be at least 95% less harmful than cigarettes!
This massive difference is mainly due to the fact that E-cigarettes don't contain the 4000+ chemicals and 50+ carcinogens that the average cigarette does.
As e-cigs look and feel like cigarettes it can make the switch much easier for long term smokers. The old habits from smoking don't have to be fought, you just have to swap out the cigarette for the E-Cigarette.
The health benefits are great, but e-cigarettes will also give you a more tangible benefit as well as they are up to 80% cheaper than cigarettes. Just one box of E-Cigarette refills, which starts off as £9.99, has the rough nicotine equivalent of 150 cigarettes!
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